Dictionary Results for rag


1. rag - noun

· a small piece of cloth or paper

Synonym(s): shred, tag, tag_end, tatter

Hypernym(s): piece_of_cloth, piece_of_material




2. rag - noun

· a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities

Synonym(s): rag_week

Hypernym(s): week, hebdomad




3. rag - noun

· music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano)

Synonym(s): ragtime

Hypernym(s): dance_music




4. rag - noun

· newspaper with half-size pages

Synonym(s): tabloid, sheet

Hypernym(s): newspaper, paper




5. rag - noun

· a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)

Hypernym(s): practical_joke




6. rag - verb

· treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

Synonym(s): torment, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate

Hypernym(s): harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke




7. rag - verb

· cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"

Synonym(s): annoy, get_to, bother, get_at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

Hypernym(s): displease




8. rag - verb

· play in ragtime; "rag that old tune"

Hypernym(s): play, spiel




9. rag - verb

· harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

Synonym(s): tease, razz, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride

Hypernym(s): mock, bemock




10. rag - verb

· censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

Synonym(s): call_on_the_carpet, take_to_task, rebuke, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress_down, call_down, scold, chide, berate, bawl_out, remonstrate, chew_out, chew_up, have_words, lambaste, lambast

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart




11. rag - verb

· break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise





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